So who should we approach or Interview ?

Dave T

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Well I must say I am enjoying this house buying thread.

Any chance of the Rob Dickie thread segueing into a discussion on stock portfolios given recent fluctuations to the Dow?
More likely It will turn into a discussion on the merits of trident improving our defence capabilities
 

Dave T

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More likely It will turn into a discussion on the merits of trident improving our defence capabilities
Well it will improve our defence capabilities, whether it is value for money/worthwhile is the question?;)
So long as we’re not relying on moushinio to clear it or martin to distribute it, then it could work. Especially if dickie takes his chance on a sub
 
I once exchanged on the Wednesday and completed two days after.
The reverse side of the coin...my brother in laws sale going on for six months.
We seem no further forward to a managerial appointment. I really thought that once Clotet was gone the club would’ve been looking for a successor given there was nearly two weeks before the next game. That would’ve given the new manager time to organise his players.
In the meantime there’s been speculation, and seemingly no further appointment.
First Lampard, then Grayson, now Bellamy. I hope we are not going to end up with Phil Brown or Mark Cooper.
I know Phil Brown did not do too well with Southend, but did he not have a limited success with Hull City? I am still wondering about the Accrington boss. Done a lot with very little.
 

RATC

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Alan Stubbs has had an interview. Certainly prefer him over Lee Clark or Phil Brown but definitely not the best option out there, likes his teams to be quite direct compared to what we are, lump it up field.
 
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I'd hope we are looking at some of the young managerial talent in Scotland (if we are going to approach people with little experience in the EFL).

David Hopkin, Jack Ross and Alan Archibald all look to be set for promising careers
Jack Ross is wanted by Barnsley according to some reports
 

RATC

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Let's not dress it up - his tenure at Rotherham was a total disaster.

15 games isn't much though.
Was disaster but success in Scotland with Hibs. Was forced to sign a lot of freebies because of lack of investment at Rotherham. If we back him with £ he could be a good manager. Loads of better options out there but it's weather they want to come in.

He had a very good record at Hibernian
W 58 D 19 L 23 Win% 58%
Rotherham on the other hand
W 1 D 3 L 10 Win% 7%

If we can allow him to work like he did at Hibs he could be a very good appointment. See shades of a michael Appleton appointment in Alan Stubbs.
 
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I know Phil Brown did not do too well with Southend, but did he not have a limited success with Hull City? I am still wondering about the Accrington boss. Done a lot with very little.
John Coleman of Accrington would be a great appointment. Their budget is tiny and he gets them top 6 L2 most seasons. And they play good football. Phil Brown nowhere near the club please!
 
John Coleman belongs in that category of manager who excels in being the underdog. I can’t imagine that he’d be happy coming to a club so much bigger and with much higher expectations. Him and Accrington are a good fit in a similar way to Keith Hill and Rochdale and Paul Tisdale and Exeter, so I’d be surprised if he wanted the gig here.

Alan Stubbs is a curious one. His spell at Rotherham was a disaster but could anything have saved them anyway? The season last year for them unravelled so quickly and they were relegated by 1 April and ended up 28 points behind the nearest spot to stay up. I don’t think that their relegation was all his doing.

I’m dubious of records in Scotland. Aside from Windass and Johnson (the former had loads of form in England to start with), it’s never been a very happy hunting ground for us with bang-average to terrible players signing for us from north of the border or at the very least proving some measure of success up there afterwards – Mackay, Townsley, Lilley, Kinniburgh, Twigg and so on. I have the same scepticism about managers!
 
I can assure you that the vast majority of large PLC developers that work in the south of England and on new build sales work to a 28 day exchange deadline.
But that's not what you said was it. You said 'In fact, new build developers will work to exchange deadlines of 28 days in almost all circumstances.' which I can assure you, just isn't true.

Back the point, I have no problem with the board taking their time over the appointment, to some extent once the other slots are filled, we have our pick of what's left, however I do worry that the 'holding pattern' that we are currently in may drag on with other negotiations that are going on. If it goes on too long then it's not just the forum that may start imploding.
 

Dave T

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John Coleman belongs in that category of manager who excels in being the underdog. I can’t imagine that he’d be happy coming to a club so much bigger and with much higher expectations. Him and Accrington are a good fit in a similar way to Keith Hill and Rochdale and Paul Tisdale and Exeter, so I’d be surprised if he wanted the gig here.

Alan Stubbs is a curious one. His spell at Rotherham was a disaster but could anything have saved them anyway? The season last year for them unravelled so quickly and they were relegated by 1 April and ended up 28 points behind the nearest spot to stay up. I don’t think that their relegation was all his doing.

I’m dubious of records in Scotland. Aside from Windass and Johnson (the former had loads of form in England to start with), it’s never been a very happy hunting ground for us with bang-average to terrible players signing for us from north of the border or at the very least proving some measure of success up there afterwards – Mackay, Townsley, Lilley, Kinniburgh, Twigg and so on. I have the same scepticism about managers!
We get us up and he can excel with us being the under dog in the championship